The 11th Annual Flounder Pounder Charity Fishing Tournament Raises $172,000 for Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA)!
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, October 26, 2020
The 11th Annual Flounder Pounder Charity Fishing Tournament reeled in $172,000 for Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) this weekend. The “Flounder Pounder” began in 2010, spearheaded by parents Chip and Teresa Davis. When their son Tyler was diagnosed with autism, they wanted to create a community event that raised awareness and gave back to the cause.
Chip is an avid fisherman and after his son, Tyler, enrolled at JSA, he immediately thought of hosting a fishing tournament to raise money for the school. From the very beginning, the Chip and his wife Teresa, devoted countless hours and seemingly limitless energy to raising awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) while also nurturing grassroots support among family and friends in creating this annual charity event.
This year’s tournament was dedicated to Ann “Cita” Davis, the beloved mother to Chip Davis and grandmother to Tyler. Cita has been, and will continue to be, Chip’s inspiration to be the best and never quit.
From Michelle Dunham, JSA Founder & Executive Director – “Words cannot express how grateful we are for all the hard work, sweat and tears that Chip Davis poured into this year’s tournament and during a global pandemic! 2020 was no match for him! Your passion for Autism, JSA and most importantly Tyler, has grown into a movement. You are joined in this effort by some of the most caring people I have ever met. FLOUNDER POUNDER NATION—you all ROCK! I simply can’t thank you enough, Chip, for never giving up and always thinking of JSA Kids!”
Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, and anglers for investing in JSA to change the lives of students with autism!